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Future of the Israel Lobby


Currency Dives

CNN’s Reza Sayah reports as their currency plummets in value.

Richard Nelson Frye (born c. 1920) is an American scholar of Iranian and Central Asian Studies, and Aga Khan Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Harvard University. His professional areas of interest are Iranian philology, and the history of Iran and Central Asia before 1000 CE.

Professor Richard Nelson Frye, a great American Iranologist, announced that he would like for his body to be transferred and buried in Iran after he dies. Professor Rye had specified the historical city of Isfahan in particular, where he has spent many years cultivating his work. He is an emeritus Harvard professor in central Asian studies who still gives lectures promoting Iranian history and culture.

Frye graduated from Harvard in 1946 and has taught at several universities around the world. Thes include notable institutions such as the Habibiya College in Kabul (1942-44), Harvard University (1948-90), Frankfurt University (1959-60), Hamburg University (1968-69), Pahlavi University of Shiraz (1970-76), and University of Tajikistan (1990-92). Frye was also the proud the founder of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard.

Professor Frye has written many books on the subject of Iran, some of which are “The Heritage of Persia” (1962), “The Golden Age of Persia” (1975), and “Greater Iran, a 20th Century Odyssey” (2005) which the most recent and his memoir.

This dedicated professional and lover of Iran has been entitled Irandoust” (the one who is a friend of Iran). The name was given to him first time by Ibrahim Pourdavoud, the great Iranian scholar (1885-1968) who conducted invaluable research on Avesta – the Zoroastrian holy book.

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“I will write of the Great Iran to the last moment of my life,” writes Frye.

AIPAC is a 100,000-member grassroots movement of activists committed to ensuring Israel’s security and protecting American interests in the Middle East and around the world. AIPAC’s priority is to ensure that both America and Israel remain strong and that they collaborate closely together.

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Iran Sanctions (.pdf), by Kenneth Katzman, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs July 20, 2011

Harvard Professor Stephen Walt:
Iran Deja Vu of Iraq War Lead Up Via Israel Lobby 1/5

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

CSIS Burke Chair Anthony Cordesman discusses rising tensions over Iran’s nuclear program.

Executive Summary

• Over the past couple of months, speculation about a U.S. or Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities has made headlines around the globe. This report addresses how the U.S. could take the lead in carrying out a preventive Military Strike against Iran If all peaceful options have been exhausted and Iran has left no other means to convince it to stop or change its course in pursuing nuclear weapons . It also examines how the US could provide a defense umbrella against any Iranian air and missile retaliation that would be aimed at U.S. military targets and allies in the region, in particular the GCC states.

• A key question arises is what should the objectives of a military strike be, (.pdf)?

After an Israeli Strike on Iran

Analysis confirms that the danger of Iranian nuclear weapons far exceeds the danger of eliminating those weapons before they come into existence.

Mr. Eisenstadt and Mr. Knights expect a short phase of high-intensity Iranian response, to be followed by a “protracted low-intensity conflict that could last for months or even years” – much as already exists between Iran and Israel, (Source: Washington Times).
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Seven Possible Responses

  • Missile strikes on Israel
  • Terrorist attacks on Israeli
  • Attacks on Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Kidnapping of U.S. citizens
  • Clashes with the U.S. Navy
  • Missile or terrorist attacks on neighboring states
  • Closing the Strait of Hormuz

Researchers say they have uncovered “proof” linking the authors of the Flame cyber espionage program to Stuxnet (Source: ABCNews)

The Flame Virus maybe the most powerful and complex cyber-attack ever discovered, described by one expert, as “an industrial vacuum cleaner for sensitive information.” Flame most likely a state sponsored computer virus has probably been active for as long as five years, as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign, the experts said, grabbing images of users’ computer screens, recording their instant messaging chats, remotely turning on their microphones to record their audio conversations and monitoring their keystrokes and network traffic (Source: NYTimes).

Someone has been watching and listening as “Flame” spreads.

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Once deployed, Flame (Worm.Win32.Flame) can sniff network traffic, take screenshots, record audio conversations, intercept a keyboard, and more, Kaspersky said. All of this data is then available via Flame’s command-and-control servers. “The practice of concealment through large amounts of code is one of the specific new features in Flame.”

Iran has thus far been hardest hit by Flame, with at least 189 infections. Israel/Palestine came in second with 98, followed by Sudan (32), Syria (30), Lebanon (18), Saudi Arabia (10), and Egypt (5).

‘Flame’ computer virus: most ‘complex’ threat ever

 Gostev explained in a SecureList posting:

“Currently there are three known classes of players who develop malware and spyware: hacktivists, cybercriminals and nation states. Flame is not designed to steal money from bank accounts. It is also different from rather simple hack tools and malware used by the hacktivists,” “By excluding cybercriminals and hacktivists, we come to conclusion that it most likely belongs to the third group. In addition, the geography of the targets (certain states are in the Middle East) and also the complexity of the threat leaves no doubt about it being a nation state that sponsored the research that went into it.”

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“Actually, many experts say that an Israeli attack would accelerate the Iranian nuclear race.”


U.S. Amasses Stealth-Jet Armada ever so quietly of the world’s most powerful air-to-air fighting team at bases near Iran.

Has the countdown to attack Iran begun already?
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